Rushcliffe VIRTUAL 10K & Running Festival

A popular, Ruddington running event which attracts hundreds of participants each year is still taking place – but has gone online! So, rather than the usual crowds packed into Rushcliffe Country Park today, like many other things at the moment it will instead be a ‘remote’ experience. The 2020 Rushcliffe 10k & Running Festival had already been postponed from March 1st due to a waterlogged course. It was then rescheduled for Sunday, April 5th – until the COVID-19 Coronavirus lockdown scuppered the new date, too. Rather than cancel it altogether, event…

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Share the Spirit of Ruddington!

One of the many, regular events missing from our village calendar for the foreseeable future is Ruddington Village Market – which has now also been suspended during the UK lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus. The next one should have been this Saturday at The White Horse – also closed because of the pandemic. However, Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP), whose volunteers usually organise the monthly event, say: “The spirit of Ruddington is amazing! The village has come together in an incredible way to help those isolated and in need during these…

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Mass Tree Planting by Ruddington’s ‘Green Team’!

The challenging issues of climate change and plastic pollution are at the forefront of many people’s minds at the moment. That includes dozens of environmentally conscious pupils at St Peter’s Junior School in Ruddington – who have got together to form ‘The Green Team.’ The seed was sewn after a group of schoolchildren attended last year’s WE Day event in London which inspired them to think about sustainability, raise awareness of green issues and take action to protect the planet on which we live. Deputy Head, Mr Mawer, explains: “After that, a…

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Ear Foundation To Close

After over 30 years of helping to transform deaf people’s lives, and providing opportunities for people with hearing loss, The Ear Foundation has announced that sadly it will be closing this Friday. The charitable organisation is well known in Ruddington for running free walk-in hearing aid clinics each month at St Peter’s Rooms – where it’s long provided hearing aid maintenance, advice and support within our village to NHS hearing aid users. However its clinic here on February 24th has turned out to be the last – at least for now. ‘Hear…

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Ruddington Running Event Called Off

Promoters have announced the postponement of this weekend’s Rushcliffe 10K & Running Festival – which was due to take place in Rushcliffe Country Park on Sunday (1st March 2020). It’s been cancelled due to safely fears following severe flooding of parts of the course over the last fortnight after the almost unprecedented spell of rain. It’s the second time in three years the event – organised by Perfect Motion Sports Marketing for Rushcliffe Borough Council has had to be rescheduled. The 2018 Running Festival was disrupted by snow and ice. Perfect Motion…

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Ruddington’s First ‘Fiver Fest’ Fortnight!

For the very first time this year Ruddington is joining in with ‘The Totally Locally Fiver Fest’. It’s a national celebration of small businesses and shops which runs for a fortnight from this Saturday, February 15th, through until the end of the month. Being part this UK-wide initiative was suggested to fellow traders by The Bottle Top‘s Alex Preston, who is now on the committee of the award-winning Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) team.  She quickly heard back from numerous independent retailers in the village who were keen to get…

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Ruddington’s Mark is Canada Bound with Team GB!

A team of inspiring British athletes, who have overcome ill health and successful organ transplants, are heading to Canada to compete in the eleventh World Transplant Winter Games at the end of this month. There’s now an update below.* Among them is 53 year-old Mark Brown from Ruddington (pictured top right with his Curling team-mates) who will be competing in both the Curling and downhill events as part of Team GB. The 25 strong team will compete in a variety of sports, which include slalom, parallel slalom, giant, super giant, cross country, biathalon,…

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Ruddington’s Own Gene Kelly!

An award-winning, young performer from Ruddington pays homage to one of the Hollywood greats in a new video – by literally following in his footsteps from the 1952 musical film ‘Singing in’ in the Rain’. Twenty year-old Louis Gaunt from our village is currently appearing in the musical “Gypsy” at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre. As a fun, side-project he and fellow cast member Alastair Crosswell learnt the ‘Moses Supposes’ tap dance routine performed in the classic movie by Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor. The video production team tracked down clothing and props…

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Iconic ‘Railbus’ for Ruddington

Ruddington’s Great Central Railway (Nottingham) has revealed that the latest addition to its heritage fleet should mean it will able to run trains here all year ’round. Currently services are operated by its volunteers only through the summer, in the lead-up to Christmas and over some other half-term holiday periods. However, the imminent arrival of a Class 144 DMU Railcar (144003) from Porterbrook, to become preserved for heritage use, could see services increasing to 52 weekends a year. Once it’s released from mainline duties during the first half of this year, and following a…

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Village Market Celebrates First Birthday

Amazingly, when our next Ruddington Village Market takes place this February, it will be marking one year since its launch! Hosted by The White Horse Inn, in partnership with the now award-winning Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) team, the event has since firmly established itself on many people’s lists of essential things do in the area each month. Organisers gave themselves a well deserved rest this January – to prepare for the big, first birthday market on Saturday February 1st 2020. We’re promised music, entertainment, prizes and birthday specials in addition to all…

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